Ta-daaaa! Isn't it pretty? The amazingly talented Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art designed the cover when Cookies was just a title and a thought at the back of my head. There were days when the beautiful cover was the only thing that kept me writing - it was a huge inspiration for the story!
So what is the book all about? It's about Amir, an ex-soldier-turned-baker who lives in Cambridge and own a small bakery called Cookie's. And it's about Jay who is a student in Cambridge, and who turns Amir's world upside down. In a good way.
Here's the official book description:
I went to war, running away from myself. I came back in pieces to find out who I really was...
It took me nearly ten years, two tours in Afghanistan and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am.
Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I’m finally content. I’m as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom of moving and exercising as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery in the centre of Cambridge, and I have a loyal circle of friends that I can always count on.
Yet, there’s something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another – bigger – part of me is terrified of letting anyone in.
My internal conflict didn't stand a chance when I met Jay. He stormed through my defence walls like a hurricane, wrapping around me with gentle force until I had no choice but to surrender.
Surrendering has never felt so good.
Will Jay want to stay when he sees the real me? When he sees the nightmares and insecurities clawing at my soul?
My name is Amir Gopal and this is my story.
Cookies will be out on 21 April 2016. Pre-order links and more info coming soon!